intended for diagnostic purposes are regarded as medicinal products because they are in vivo diagnostic agents.
Recently, there has been considerable debate about the use of CE marked fluorescein strips
since Fluorets, the only medically licensed (pharmacy only medicinal product) fluorescein strips
, were withdrawn from the global market.
Crucially, the Optical Confederation insurance bodies--the AOP, ABDO and FODO have all agreed to continue to cover and defend members, who use CE-marked fluorescein strips
in the normal way.
ADVICE WHICH supports the use of fluorescein strips
in routine community practice has been published by the Optical Confederation.
The products to be distributed by Mid-Optic include BioGlo fluorescein strips
, lissamine green ophthalmic strips and TearFlo tear test strips, which are workable alternatives for practitioners to fluorets and are available.